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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Review: Admissions, Trafalgar Studios by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Admissions, Trafalgar Studios4.0starsDaylight filters in through the blinds, light spilling into the heart of an exquisite kitchen. Crafted by Paul Wills, the set of Admissions looks…

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Barbican’s Fertility Festival: “We are arts professionals as well as IVF patients” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts talks to the co-creator of Fertility Festival, Jessica Hepburn about ‘Project Baby’, bringing the conversation into the 21st Century and climbing Mount Everest. J…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: I is a strange loop, The Pit at the Barbican by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: I is a strange loop, The Pit at the Barbican3.0Overall ScoreA fluorescent cube scorches The Pit, with white T-shirts and socks made stark against the gloom. In the electric hubbub, a…

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Review: The Shape of the Pain, Wilton’s Music Hall by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Shape of the Pain, Wilton's Music Hall 4.0Overall Score An invisible mouth takes Wilton’s Music Hall between its teeth. Its tongue licks at every millimetre of the playing spac…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Review: Predrinks/Afterparty, Drayton Arms Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Predrinks/Afterparty, Drayton Arms Theatre80%Overall ScoreBottles of alcohol jostle against Schweppes and other colourful mixers. They crowd a coffee table littered with plastic cups…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Review: The Church Of The Sturdy Virgin, VAULT Festival by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: The Church Of The Sturdy Virgin, VAULT Festival3.0starsSodden theatregoers decorate Leake Street. The asphalt is damp with footsteps, and the evening chill, oppressive. Graffiti clam…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Review: Tesseract, Barbican by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Review: Tesseract, Barbican3.0Overall ScoreA pair of 3D glasses are thrust into my hand: look for the orange box. I nod, the thick, red rims finding their way to the bridge of my nose. The b…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Mandy.com: “We can’t change the industry ourselves” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

In the caffeine-scented offices of Mandy.com, Josephine Balfour Oatts shares a handshake and an encouraging conversation about the arts industry with CEO, Philip Large. A firm handshake, a s…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Vicky Featherstone: “We are very much at the tip of the iceberg” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts has a quick chat with Vicky Featherstone about new play, The Cane #metoo and positions of power and 2019’s very exciting programme. It is the final day of rehea…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Scottee: “Fat people are policed on a day-to-day basis” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Celebrating a decade of work, Scottee is returning with Hamburger Queen. He chats with Josephine Balfour Oatts about how, when it comes to ‘fatness’, society is the problem. Scot…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Lekan Lawal: “How has it taken so long for this type of story to be explored?” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

In a mysterious alcove deep within the Battersea Arts Centre, remnants of Punchdrunk’s Masque Of The Red Death creep across the walls. The door is framed by licks of white paint – small,…

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Monday, November 12, 2018

Cuckoo at the Soho Theatre: “These characters are not narrow souls” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Lisa Carroll leads the way as our party vacate the packed Theatre Deli in Finsbury Avenue. We climb a winding staircase, the pallid concrete matching that of the high-rise office blocks rubb…

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Indhu Rubasingham: “We are in dark times and this is the antidote to that” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

It seems that the whole world is demanding the attention of Indhu Rubasingham. In her office at the peak of the Kiln Theatre, the Artistic Director sits with a coffee cup in one hand and her…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: Sundowning at Tristan Bates Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Spots of time: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews a visually evocative production of Nessa Muthy's new play about caring for a relative with dementia The post Review: Sundowning at Tristan Bate…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Niamh Cusack: “The Macbeths are flesh and blood, they’re not monsters” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

On the terrace of the Barbican Centre, the wind blows decisively. The sky shifts, throwing shadows over the sun in unpredictable waves. Niamh Cusack brings the material of her cardigan close…

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Emma Rice: “I still feel like a struggling artist full of dreams and doubts!” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Josephine Balfour Oatts has a natter over email with Emma Rice, former Artistic Director of The Globe about her new company, Wise Children, passion for touring and the clowning schools of Pa…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Review: 17c at The Old Vic by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Invisible women: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Annie-B Parson's feminist dance response to Samuel Pepys' Diary The post Review: 17c at The Old Vic appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Review: The Point of Echoes at The Place by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A frozen horizon: Josephine Balfour-Oatts writes on a dance-theatre piece about life on a remote lighthouse. The post Review: The Point of Echoes at The Place appeared first on Exeunt Magazi…

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Feature: Deafinitely Theatre do Sarah Kane: “It has our own soul in it” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Paula Garfield’s hands make perfect sense. They move swiftly, phonology flying about our circle. As one of the founders of the award-winning company Deafintely Theatre, she has helped to c…

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Feature: Bringing the Brontë Sisters to the Stage by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

The legacy of the Brontë family is arguably one of rebellion. Spearheaded by the eldest, Charlotte, the three sisters are rooted firmly in British history. With their literary works crystal…

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Review: Dust at Trafalgar Studios by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Painful fluency: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews Milly Thomas's play about the aftermath of suicide. The post Review: Dust at Trafalgar Studios appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Feature: Victoria Cano: “We are taught that assault can only be one way” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Three years ago, Victoria Cano became a victim of sexual assault. Or at least, she thought she did. At the The post Feature: Victoria Cano: “We are taught that assault can only be one …

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Feature: Mighty Pen Theatre: “An important time for autistic representation” by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

“I think we’ve always been telling this story.” Cait O’Sullivan muses. Her sister Maeve nods, “for years it was kind The post Feature: Mighty Pen Theatre: “An important time …

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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Review: Sacrifice at Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Lab rats: Performed by eight drama school graduates from outside London, Andrew Muir's play explores the struggle to make it in the capital. The post Review: Sacrifice at Soho Theatre appear…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Review: Sacrifice at the Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Like Friends, filmed on the Moon: Josephine Balfour-Oatts reviews a new work about student debt and urban living costs. The post Review: Sacrifice at the Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeun…

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Review: Exit the King at National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A disordered kingdom: Ionesco's play is an absurd meditation on mortality. The post Review: Exit the King at National Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Review: The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

The skyline wraps around an office made of glass. It is metallic, this monochrome image. A force so great that The post Review: The Lehman Trilogy, National Theatre appeared first on A Young…

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Review: Flesh and Bone at Soho Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A dance, of sorts: Unpolished Theatre's surging, feverish show explores East End working class experience. The post Review: Flesh and Bone at Soho Theatre appeared first on Exeunt Magazine.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Review: A 24 Decade History of Popular Music: The First Act, Barbican Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

It begins with an apology. An act of taking responsibility for the wrongdoings of our ancestors, namely for the oppression The post Review: A 24 Decade History of Popular Music: The First Ac…

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman Theatre by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

Two timelines collide in Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octaroon, the impact of which has produced devastating results. Organised within the framework The post Review: An Octoroon, Dorfman The…

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus by Josephine Balfour-Oatts

A single hand ghosts beneath the wallpaper. It is a lurid, offensive yellow, and full of secrets known only by The post Review: The Yellow Wallpaper, Clapham Omnibus appeared first on A Youn…

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